Larry Nixon may not be running entirely on original factory parts, but he’s convinced that he still has plenty of fuel in the tank to keep his long and consistent fishing career going.Nixon, who turned 67 years old on September 3rd, received for his birthday the best gift an ailing fisherman might hope for – a new left hand. Repetitive motion had worn it out so the doctor went inside and took out all of the cartilage in between his thumb and the first joint on his wrist.
What the heck are the “dog days” anyway? The term actually comes from an ancient Greek term for the time in the summer when the dog star, Sirius, rises just before the sun. Sirius is called the Dog Star because it’s the brightest star in the constellation of the dog that follows Orion the Hunter around. The dog days might not actually be the hottest days of the year, but they often feel like it. If you can tough it out, this time of year can be really hot bass fishing, too.
Following a week of unseasonably hot weather that saw temperatures hover in the triple digits, the 240 plus anglers that made their way to the seventh annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge were greeted with cooler temperatures and changing weather conditions. At stake were 60 big bass cash prizes, entrance into the Super 12 Grand Prize Drawing for biggest bass weighed in during each official tournament weigh in period, and a cash award for the biggest overall bass of the two day event.
We’ve been having quite the cold spell out west for the past few weeks. After a major tournament on Lake Mohave, anglers were referring to it as “Blowhave”, and the other lakes around here haven’t been much better. It’s cold, it’s windy, and it can be hard to throw a light lure or feel anything with your frozen fingers. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish. On the contrary, you can catch a lot of fish if you know how. You do it with spoons.
I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little slow to get on-board with the social media craze but two things pushed me over the hump. First and foremost, the Inside Line magazine went digital and second, lots and lots of peer pressure. While I may be slow to adapt, I am also a very cautious individual and I monitored a lot of good and bad material before I decided to dip my own personal toes into the drink.
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Anglers Inn International, the leader in service-oriented trips to the most productive Mexican bass lakes, is offering a special opportunity for lady anglers in 2017. For the first time they’re targeting an offer specifically at women, with a mid-January trip at the heavily discounted price of $1,495 – that’s $500 off of the regular package price.
If you read my previous column you’re aware of what the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Departments have recently done or are still in the process of doing on the Columbia River.
Fish management officials are removing the size and bag limits on the Columbia River as well as a couple of the Columbia’s major tributaries on the Oregon side. Those tributaries, like the Columbia itself, are producing some of the best smallmouth bass fishing you’ll currently find in the western United States. The same thing applies to walleyes.